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Microwave Measurements, 3rd Edition

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  • Year: 2007

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBEL0120

  • ISBN: 978-0-86341-735-1

  • Pagination: 504pp

  • Stock Status: In stock

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Description

Scope: The IET has organised training courses on microwave measurements since 1983, at which experts have lectured on modern developments. Their lecture notes were first published in book form in 1985 and then again in 1989, and they have proved popular for many years with a readership beyond those who attended the courses.

The purpose of this third edition of the lecture notes is to bring the latest techniques in microwave measurements to this wider audience. The book begins with a survey of the theory of current microwave circuits and continues with a description of the techniques for the measurement of power, spectrum, attenuation, circuit parameters, and noise. Various other areas like measurements of antenna characteristics, free fields, modulation and dielectric parameters are also included.

The emphasis throughout is on good measurement practice. All the essential theory is given and a previous knowledge of the subject is not assumed.

About the authors: Richard Collier is currently a Praeceptor in Physics at Corpus Christi College. He has been a lecturer on the IET Microwave Measurement Training Course since1983 and is the present chairman of its organising committee. Douglas Skinner MBE is an independent consultant on the calibration of d.c., low frequency, radio frequency and microwave measuring instruments and measurement uncertainties. He is an active UKAS technical assessor and was awarded an MBE for Services to the Calibration Industry in 1990.

Book readership

The book will be of interest to graduates, professionals and teachers.

Book contents

  • transmission lines - basic principles
  • scattering parameters and circuit analysis
  • uncertainty and confidence in measurement
  • using coaxial connectors in measurement
  • attenuation measurement
  • RF voltage measurement
  • structures and properties of transmission lines
  • noise measurements
  • connectors, air lines and RF impedance
  • microwave network analysers
  • RFIC and MMIC measurement techniques
  • calibration of automatic network analysers
  • verification of automatic network analysers
  • balanced device characterisation
  • IET microwave measurements course - RF power management
  • spectrum analyser measurements and applications
  • measurement of frequency stability and phase noise
  • measurement of dielectric properties of materials at RF and microwave frequencies
  • calibration of ELF to UHF wire antennas, primarily for  EMC testing
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